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CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 6:00am EDT
bring a fallen angel aboard. they brought in a flag draped casket. they strapped it to the floor. having a son who spent a year in iraq, all i could think of was the folks waiting at the other end to receive that body. they refer to anyone who falls as angels. they call them fallen angels. we turned that aircraft into a cathedral. i ask every day, how many fallen angels. what is the exact number? not generally, not an estimate -- the exact numberfor every one of those men and women, it has transformed a family. a family we owe. as of today, 6437 fallen heroes. 49,871 invisibly wounded and tens of thousands of invisible wounds. post-traumatic stress, to match the brain injury, thousands and -- traumatic brain injury, thousands and thousands critically wounded who will need extensive care for the rest of their lives. those of you of my generation -- i was not in vietnam -- should know the facts. 50% of the young men and women wounded in this war would have died had they received the exact same wounds in vietnam. the good news is they are alive. the good news is they are home. the g
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 10:30pm EDT
angela and los angeles. >> somebody asked why obama did not attack mitt romney -- i do not believe it is about that. i believe it was about connecting with people. >> next up is harriet. >> i really enjoyed the debate. i think mitt romney did a good job. i love that he is going to put government back into the governor's hands and work with everybody to get good health care for those with pre-existing conditions and for people who cannot afford it. thank you for taking my call. >> on facebook -- next up from kentucky, independent, you are on the austin. >> i agree that the debate was not anything very special. romney was being a little ridiculous constantly interrupting obama. over all, not very much of a great debate. we will see how it goes. >> next up is delores' from rhode island, she is a democrat there. >> i thought that obama did better. detailing exactly the tax cuts that need to be in place again to create the jobs. i just remember over the past several years filibuster's that have happened. when he did try to create job bills. over all i thought obama did much better. >> here ar
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 2:00am EDT
angeles. and you have already met richard kahlenberg of the century foundation. please welcome our panelists. [applause] by way of getting us started, i am going to ask each of our panelists, if they will react to presentation and the information contained in his report as a way of getting started for our conversation. we will start with mr. connerly. >> thank you for inviting me. i was very impressed by the report, as well as your presentation. i recall very distinctly when i graduated from college in 1962 -- the anxiety that i had about entering the work force, wondering whether i would be given a fair chance to apply and be hired. a year later, affirmative action came along and the anxiety that i had was quieted substantially because i thought that i would get that fair chance. that same anxiety is there today for a large number of students to sense the demise of race- based affirmative action, so i think it is fitting that the century foundation released this document to kind of quiet people who are wondering about where we go from here. make no mistake, it is not an across-the
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
be one of those snow angels that the other lady -- host: is very happy about. [laughter] caller: i lived through the depression, so you can imagine how all i am. i wanted to comment on this recession that we're going through. it started 60 years ago when a new england lost its leather industry. that is a terrible blow to this country, we hope it doesn't continue. then 40 years ago, it lost its apparel industry trade in large plant -- i met a gentleman who worked for a plant in south america, and i asked him what he did, and he took care of all the machinery. "we have 12 plants in south america --" host: i have to jump in, because we are just about out of time. exporting jobs in the earlier part of the 20th-century -- what was behind that? there was not a nafta agreement. guest: but it still had to do with the changing global economy. for the u.s., it made more sense, purely economically, to buy it cheaper from a lower- cost country. look at what happened in the uk. they were leaders in research and medicine. host: this is capacity utilization. guest: this shows the utilization rate
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. i will be in los angeles for a few days doing it book signing in pomona. and a book signing in philadelphia on october 25. and a book signing in new york on november 1. i do not like to travel. host: this book is focusing on race. how our audience is reacting? guest: the entire mainstream media is pretending this book does not exist. i got more attention with my first book when i was working at a law firm. this is a more aggressive attack on the mainstream media then my second book was. i think they do not want people to read it. host: thank you for being here. the book is called "mugged." ann coulter has it web page and it twitter feed. thank you for being here. the unemployment rate has dropped to 7.8%. what is your reaction to this for the country and politically? guest: for the country, any drop in those numbers is important. i think joblessness is the real crisis. i worry. i think president obama did save this country from the great depression. his advisers did not foresee the great dropped. the programs were not as scale to deal with the jobless this we see today. i worry
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 10:00am EDT
being taken. the guardian angel concept is in being. it is done any tactful and sensible manner. it does look out of place -- it does not look out of place. there are people with magazines attached to their weapons in most locations a lot of the time. it is not an unusual sight. i think your question really does not characterize what you see when you visit our troops on the ground. i have been close alongside our troops in a number of areas. i was with u.s. troops working close alongside afghans and the relationships were excellent. they were working close alongside their partners. they had a good relationship. there was clearly a high degree of trust between the commanders. the troops were getting on extremely well. i have seen their same in the rest of the country. i was visiting a site -- i visited troops down in helmand. all over the country, the vast majority of interactions, thousands of interactions a day are trusting and really they are characteristic of people getting on to gather jointly with a demanding job. in that respect, there is far more the brings us together than d
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 11:50pm EDT
, permission to bring a fallen angel aboard. at that time i was a senator. they brought in a flag draped casket. they strapped it to the floor. having a son who spent a year in iraq, all i could think of was the folks waiting at the other end to receive that body. they refer to anyone who has fallen as "angels ." they call them "fallen angels ." that turned that aircraft into a cathedral. so i ask every day, how many fallen angels? not a general, not an estimate, but an exact number. for every one of those men and women, it has transformed a family. and as of today, we are 6,437 fallen heroes. 49,871 visibly wounded, and tens of thousands of invisible wounds. post-traumatic stress, to match the brain injury, thousands and thousands critically wounded who will need extensive care for the rest of their lives. those of you of my generation -- i was not in vietnam -- should know the facts. 50% of the young men and women wounded in this war would have died had they received the exact same wounds in vietnam. the good news is they are alive. the good news is they are home. the good news is, wit
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
. and then the turning point in my book -- the rodney king case, which many people and los angeles know about, but many others do not. tv stations editing be beating tape in order to fuel ghetto rage knowing what could happen, because the media is looking for another hill case. democrats are not lynching blacks, no one else is. and then they o.j. verdict. that is when they said, the white guilt bank is shut down. it ended up being a wonderful thing for america, and most of all for black people, because there were no longer being treated like children. and many great things came out of that spirit of a chapter on the post o.j. paradise. and with obama, not because he is half black, the media, the left has brought all of the racial demography back. obama does not engage in this as much as liberals in the media, but he put it out of their purity brings it up. -- he brings it up. and i saw this election season, he cannot run on his record. it would be full of the claims of imaginary racism. and so, all some of the point is not to fall for it again, america. host: one of the policies th
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 3:15am EDT
of the big cities, including the mayor of los angeles, a dem rat, came to me and unanimously and said the decline in america stems from the decline in the american family. i do think we need to strengthen family. when barbara holds an aids baby, she shows a certain compassion for family. when she reads to children, the same thing. i believe that discipline and respect for the law, all of these things should be taught to children, not in our schools, but families have to do that. i'm appalled at the highest outrageous numbers of divorces. it happens in families. it's happened in ours. but it has gotten to be too much. i think we ought to do rerespect the american o family. it can be a single-parent family. those mothers need help. one way to do it is to get the dead beat what thers to pay their obligations to the mothers. that will he strengthen the obligation to family. >> mr. perot, you have one minute. >> if i had to solve all the problems that face this country, and i could granted one wish, as we started down the trail to rebuild the job base, the schools and so on and so for
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
about it. >> we devolved as a community and we had millions of people in chicago and los angeles and new york, all over the country. we did not have the infrastructure to be able to consolidate to what we were doing to be effective. you spoke a moment ago about an insider-outsider game. we have devolved into that now. we have to have people on the inside, the outside, pushing the insiders and getting information from the insiders sold weekend be more effective at all times. it is like anything else. we evolve. the leadership was there. we did not know how to put it altogether. connoisseurs' about forging alliances with other people and other were dozens, and why? they work. people of color are 33% of the american population. 33%. that is a lot of soap we are buying. what we need to do is commercialize it into something that is good for us all politically. >> we may not be able to elect someone now, but we can prevent someone from being elected, and that seems like what we are doing now. we can prevent somebody from being elected to was worse. we need a real education on the dream act. it
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 8:30pm EDT
, including the mayor of los angeles, a democrat, came to see me, and they unanimously said the decline in urban america stems from the decline in the american family. so i do think we need to strengthen family. when barbara holds an aids baby, she's showing a certain compassion for family; when she reads to children, the same thing. i believe that discipline and respect for the law -- all of these things should be taught to children, not in our schools, but families have to do that. i'm appalled at the highest outrageous numbers of divorces -- it happens in families, it's happened in ours. but it's gotten too much. and i just think that we ought to do everything we can to respect the american family. it can be a single-parent family. those mothers need help. and one way to do it is to get these deadbeat fathers to pay their obligations to these mothers -- that will help strengthen the american family. and there's a whole bunch of other things that i can't click off in this short period of time. >> all right, mr. perot, you have one minute. >> if i had to solve all the problems that face t
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2012 8:00pm EDT
los angeles exports goods around the world, u.s.c. constantly exporting brilliant and innovative ideas around the globe. u.s.c. has gloried past but also envisions a path into the future, faculty and students learn to innovate and improve and experiment and take risks to response to the new circumstances and challenges. in all fields, u.s.c. research has the respect of the world because u.s.c. never fails to bring the best minds together without cares for ideology or ways of the past. this is rightfully a proud institution and i am so proud to have you as my partner. [applause] i assume my chair at the governor downey state and policy, i cannot help but think of governor downey's vision and not only helping found this great university but also his vision as governor of the state of california. governor downey took on special interests way back in 1860's when they tried to monopolize the san francisco waterfront. he signed also against many of thinks fellow democrats when he placed california formally behind president lincoln in the union in the outbreak of the civil war. his appe
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 10:30am EDT
audience. i am often asked why are you running for the united states senate? that angeles -- answer is simple -- some six grandchildren and future generations will be guarantee america's promise for prosperity. that promise is rapidly slipping away because our economy is on the wrong track. 170,000 people woke up in our state this morning without a job. we can get our economy back on track if we get our people back to work. i have a plan to do that. i have been there. i've been bankrupt. i've lost everything and i have been able to come back. that's what we need a -- that's what we need to do. the plans my opponent has support in washington has only made things worse. you can look it a path for someone who has created millions of jobs or you can look at the path for someone who's going to push the economy of the fiscal cliff. >> thank you very much and thank you to channel three. i'm looking forward to this morning. i am a product of connecticut possible class. my grandfather worked in the factories of new britain, my mother is a retired schoolteacher. i was raised to believe i need
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 2:00pm EDT
this country. they bought 20% of the banks. they own 46% of the commercial real estate in los angeles. they are buying america on the cheap. now, when we have other countries that can't manage their economy down in central and south america, we send down the american ambassador, we send down the international monetary fund, and we tell them what they can buy and what they can sell and how to run their economies. the ultimate irony would be to have that happen to us, because foreigners finally quit buying our securities. so what we need in this country is someone like mike dukakis, who gave ten balanced budgets in a row there, and was able to do that, meet that kind of a commitment, set those tough priorities. we need an administration that will turn this trade policy around and open up those markets, stand tough with our trading partners to help keep the jobs at home and send the products abroad. >> senator quayle. >> senator bentsen talks about running up the debt. well, the governor of massachusetts has run up more debt than all the governors in the history of massachusetts combined
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 1:00am EDT
fraud strike forces are operating in nine locations nationwide -- miami, los angeles, detroit, houston, a brooklyn, baton rouge, tampa, chicago, and dallas. since the first strike force in 2007, the teams have charged 1500 defendants for falsely building -- billing medicare for $4.8 billion. those convicted received an average prison sentence of four years. in addition to disrupting health care fraud schemes and advancing prosecutions, we are working to return precious funds to the public coffers. since 2009, we have recovered $10.6 billion. over the same period, for every dollar spent on combating fraud, we have returned more than $7 to the united states treasury, the medicare trust fund, and others. however, as today's announcement proves, we are not yet satisfied. in the fight against fraud, we will never become complacent. we are taking the fight to a new level by expanding engagement with, state, local and tribal partners and streamlining federal investigations and prosecutions and by leveraging resources and expertise. in each of our strike force locations, we are moving
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 12:00pm EDT
sander, a law professor and economist at the university of california at los angeles. and you have already met richard kahlenberg of the century foundation. please welcome our panelists. [applause] by way of getting us started, i am going to ask each of our panelists, if they will react to rick's presentation and the information contained in his report as a way of getting started for our conversation. we will start with mr. connerly. >> thank you for inviting me. i was very impressed by the report, as well as your presentation. i recall very distinctly when i graduated from college in 1962 -- the anxiety that i had about entering the work force, wondering whether i would be given a fair chance to apply and be hired. a year later, affirmative action came along and the anxiety that i had was quieted substantially because i thought that i would get that fair chance. that same anxiety is there today for a large number of students to sense the demise of race-based affirmative action, so i think it is fitting that the century foundation released this document to kind of quiet people who
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
performance in last week's first presidential debate, killing an audience in los angeles that included many celebrities in acting and movies, that he did not always performed flawlessly night after night, like them. -- telling the audience. the president is on a fund- raising tour of california where the cost to attend last night's dinner with $25,000 per person. republican presidential nominee mitt romney focuses on foreign policy today. he is proposing that the u.s. take a more assertive role in syria, put conditions on aid to egypt, and tighten sanctions on iran. you can hear romney's remarks on c-span radio or watch the event on c-span. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. [video clip] >> one of the things i've heard from a number of companies and individuals i've met with his the fcc has sometimes not acted appropriately with respect to issues important to the committee or delaying actions on other issues. i wanted to think about different ways the commission could speed up its process. one of the keep things the commission can and should do is to enable more dynamic
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
the candidates tomorrow night. let's hear from tyson in los angeles on our republican line. good morning. caller: happy birthday to you, libby. host: are you watching the debate? caller: absolutely. it is the two candidates day in court, so to speak, meeting face-to-face group politics. no teleprompters. get true face to face questions and answers. host: what do you hope to learn from the debate? are you watching to root for your candidate or watching to learn something? caller: i'm always wanting to learn and listening to learn, but i have to see these two candidates face to face without admitting everything they have to say -- without ad-libbing. we have only seen speeches and commercials. this is a true presidential debate which i cherished and i hope to learn a lot. host: happy birthday to you. dale.dayo will you be watching? caller: i will. i want to see what romney is about and what is going to do. host: have you made up your mind? caller: not really. host: john is on the independent line from maine. caller: yes, i will be watching. i'm a student of human nature, that's all
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 10:30am EDT
army and how sergeant gonzales from los angeles and the corporal from chicago and the major from new jersey all come into the military. thatyou are all put into the military and it is a uniformwe see this part of the world, needing a regimental area. in your attempt to define the are comfortable with, you are missing the point. they see the america effort, a transformational vision of in hamas hamas afghanistan, that transformation effort -- little girls go to school, making it into something, spending a huge amount of money. i would argue the pakistanis have a static notion. russians. they will beat you. i am agreeing with you in coming to some sort of closure in what afghanistan is. it is not that we think of the problem in the same way and disagreed. we think about the problem differently. language with which to talk a n who afghanistan. how will we come down to the tactical questions, etc., that we want to have with the afghansi agree with you it is a bigi do not know it is impossible for us to come to a set of agreements with pakistan about afghanistan. the question i think we a
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